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Councilmember Pam Foley was elected to the San José City Council in November 2018, and has the honor of advocating on behalf of the residents of City Council District 9. The council district is located between Willow Glen and Almaden Valley, in the southwest corner of San José, bordering Campbell and Los Gatos.

Pam was born and raised in Portland, Oregon where she grew up alongside five siblings. As a product of public schools, Pam graduated from high school in 1977, then attended the University of San Francisco.

Pam and her husband Mike married in 1983. In 1987, Pam & Mike purchased their first home in the Cambrian Area of San José on Reedhurst Avenue. After a brief move to the Santa Cruz Mountains, they then moved into their current home in District 9 where they have lived for over 28 years. They raised their daughter, Katelin, who graduated from DePaul University — Chicago, June of 2018.

From 2004 through 2018, Pam served as a Trustee for the San José Unified School District. By December 2017, she completed her third term as Board President. She oversaw the education of 31,000 students and a budget of $400,000,000.

Mayor Sam Liccardo appointed Pam to the San José Learns Task Force, where they created a framework for awarding grants to elementary schools with innovative strategies to improve reading levels for K-3 grade students.

Pam has served as chairman of WATCH (Women and Their Children’s Housing), a transitional housing program for victims of domestic violence and their children. She continues to volunteer with the Rotary Club of San José, the Willow Glen Education Foundation, YMCA, Project Cornerstone and St. Francis Episcopal Church.

As the San José District 9 Councilmember, Pam tirelessly advocates for a city that is more affordable, safer, less congested, and more vibrant.